EVEN though Trinidad and Tobago has made major progress in terms of labour and industrial practices over the past 80 years since the Butler Oilfield Riots in 1937, we still have a long way to go in terms of improving those practices to attain international benchmark standards required of the employer-employee relationship. This was the view of President Anthony Carmona as he delivered greetings to the labour movement in commemoration of todayâs Labour Day celebrations. In a news release issued yesterday, Carmona stated that as the country âremembers and celebrates the strength, tenacity and resilience of visionaries like Tubal Uriah âBuzzâ Butler and Adrian Cola Rienzi, who fought for the disadvantaged and marginalised working class, we must pause to evaluate how, as a society, we can improve the standards of employment and labour relations, both from the perspective of the employer and the workerâ.
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